It’s boat show season once again and, as your chosen luxury yacht brokerage firm, we are back at it with our top recs for your experience. High-end, wide-ranged and simply opulent, the 2022 Palm Beach International Boat show is the place to be for yacht enthusiasts. With a colorful spectrum of events, activities and superyachts to look at, you’re going to want a top-quality meal to look forward to during your stay. Luckily, South Florida is and has always been a hub for fine dining and Palm Beach, in particular, is decorated with an array of mouthwatering delicacies awaiting your taste buds. Whether you’re looking for quality steaks, fresh oysters or fish filets, there are several hot spots at the ready for your boat show dining experience.
Here are our N&J top picks for West Palm Beach Good Eats:
For our steak lovers in the house, Flagler Steakhouse is your perfect destination after an exciting day at the Boat Show. Described as a “classic American chophouse”, Flagler Steakhouse serves only the finest USDA prime cuts (top 2%) alongside a delicious selection of flavorful offerings, from Blackened Rib Eye to Dry Aged Tomahawk Rib Chops. They have alfresco seating with an immaculate view of the golf course, ambient lighting and an array of beautiful wooden furnishings.
Whether you and your party are looking for Roasted Chicken or Chilean Sea Bass, Flagler is here to impress. With a classic Florida aesthetic and chic outdoor dining, Flagler often gets booked up early – don’t wait to call!
Hours: Lunch 11:30 AM – 3 PM; Dinner 5:30 PM – 9 PM; Sunday Brunch 11:30 AM – 3 PM
The Avocado Grill is a phenomenal restaurant with farm-fresh foods just awaiting your tastebuds, each with their own unique presentation. A charming restaurant with a ‘hole-in-the-wall feeling’, the Avocado Grill has a unique ambiance – signified by green booths and adorable outdoor seating. This fine dining is dedicated to a modern, internationally influenced menu – offering Farro and Kale Risotto, Moraccan Chicken Tagine, Mediterranean Spiced Lamb Sliders and more. Head to the Mayólica tile-covered bar for one of their delicious cocktails and a lively chat with the delightful bartenders.
With various menus from brunch to dinner, as well as vegan and happy hour selections, Avocado Grill is here to serve.
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11:30 AM-10 PM, Friday 11:30 AM – 11 PM; Saturday 11 AM – 11 PM; Sunday 11 AM – 9 PM
Right on the water, Breaker’s Seafood Bar is a phenomenal stop on your Palm Beach adventure — offering a focus on relaxation, refinement and high-quality foods. Devoted to experience, Breaker’s is all about the ambiance – especially for the yachting lifestyle. The dress code? Resortwear. The features? Aquariums. The view? Oceanfront. Breaker’s epitomizes what it means to have a bite of the fresh catch of the day, offering all day dining with options like Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes, Grouper, Seafood Linguine and more.
With a creative menu of cocktails, wine selections and more, you can’t go wrong choosing Breaker’s for your next fine dining experience.
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 AM – 10 PM; Friday & Saturday: 11 AM – 11 PM (food service ’til 10 PM)
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Truly a work of art, Lola 41 is a hub for guests of the boat show. Reminiscent of an old Italian villa, this gorgeous restaurant features detailed balconies, charming outdoor seating and a taste for farm-fresh-feels and fish. They have an excellent selection of all-day dining, particularly the poolside meals, which are available from 11 AM – 5 PM.
Whether you’re ready for a morning omelet, midday oysters or lobster fried rice for dinner, you’re sure to enjoy your next meal at Lola 41.
Hours: Brunch & Lunch 11:30 AM – 3 PM (Tuesday – Sunday); Dinner Sunday – Thursday 5 PM – 10 PM; Friday & Saturday 5 PM – 11 PM
Buccan offers an innovative take on American cuisine, boasting the freshest ingredients from high-end sources. For lunch, they offer a delicious array of sandwiches, each with their own unique flavors. For dinner, Buccan welcomes you to try something new – whether it’s Peruvian chili, Fish Vin or Morraccan Inspired Lamb, you’re sure to try something delicious and completely original.
Its interior is warm and welcoming, offering ample room for plenty of parties to come together and enjoy a tasty mile underneath atmospheric lighting. For drinks, select from a menu of tasteful cocktails – possibly the Buccan, a house cocktail with citrus vodka.
Hours: Sandwich Shop (Daily) 11 AM – 3:30 PM; Dinner Friday & Saturday 5 PM – 10:30 PM; Monday – Thursday 5 PM – 10 PM; Sunday 5 PM – 9:30 PM
Available for breakfast bites, midday meals, delectable dinners and even dessert, Café Boulud is the perfect place to sit down and enjoy with your party. Proud of their French heritage, Café Boulud is sophisticated and charming, with large floor-to-ceiling windows, palm-viewing outdoor seating and a delightful yellow exterior. They offer an array of classic French meals, from Lapin a La Moutarde (braised rabbit) to Prime Filet au Poivre (pepper steak).
One exceptional feature of this restaurant is the romantic seasonal picnic offering, which comes with scrumptious choices for two and a bottle of chilled Laurent-Perrier Champagne. Call at least 24 hours in advance and enjoy an intimate lunch at one of the beaches or parks available nearby the boat show.
Hours: Breakfast 7 – 11 AM; Lunch 12 – 2:30 PM; Dinner 5:30 PM – 10 PM; Brunch (Sat & Sun) 11 AM – 2:30 PM.
With a pristine exterior, Café L’Europe is not only a place for good eats, but also photoshoots. This adorable café takes inspiration from countries across the globe, keeping each dish true to its roots. From Russian Oysters to German Schnitzel to Roasted Maine Lobster, this restaurant is the perfect place to come and enjoy your meal after boat show hours. They pride themselves on “using the freshest, high quality ingredients…[with a] European trained culinary team.”
Offering luxury wine pours, live piano music and alfresco dining, Café L’Europa takes quality meals to the next level. Whether you’re coming for a delectable dinner or a late-night dessert, you can rest assured, you won’t be disappointed by this choice.
Hours: Tuesday-Sunday Dinner 5 PM – 10:30 PM
The fantastic Italian restaurant Trevini Ristorante is known for its pleasant aesthetic, welcoming ambiance and exquisite selection of foods. Its exterior is marked by adorable sidewalk seating underneath a blue and white awning. This traditional Italian cuisine is warm, filling and diverse – offering notable dishes such as seafood, rack of lamb or pasta. Outside, guests can enjoy alfresco dining alongside the open glass doors and the arrangements of flowers.
Trevini Ristorante also has a fantastic bar available with a selection of luxury wines, cocktails and more that you can enjoy with a sweet dessert to top it all off.
Hours: Open 7 Days 11:30 AM – 10 PM
Pistache is a pristine French restaurant, readily awaiting boat show attendees. Their aesthetic is dedicated to the classic bistro ambiance, decorated in red leather seating, adorable cinéma posters and cozy sidewalk tables. Unlike many of their competitors, the chefs at Picstache carefully curated a menu for nearly any time of day: Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon, Dinner and Dessert.
Book a table, choose your pick from the traditional French foods and enjoy a savory wine from the decorated list.
Hours: Brunch (Sat & Sun) 11 AM – 2:30 PM; Lunch (Mon – Fri) 11:30 AM-2:30 PM; Afternoon (Mon – Fri) 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM; Dinner (Mon – Fri) 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM (Sat & Sun) 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Another phenomenal taste of Italian cuisine rests with Elisabetta’s Ristorante, a spirited eatery with a multitude of events available every week. This quaint, intelligently decorated restaurant brings home the heart of Italian cooking. The chefs at Elisabetta’s pride themselves on making each unique dish by hand – with the influence of traditional Italian cooking. Whether you’re coming for a pre-show morning meal, a midday snack or a full dinner-dessert combo, Elisabetta’s got you covered.
This restaurant additionally offers some awesome weekly specials: Martini Mondays; Vino, Vidi, Vici; Bottomless Brunch and Happy Hour.
Hours: Lunch 11:30 AM – 4 PM (Monday – Friday); Dinner (Sunday – Thursday) 4 PM – 11 PM; Brunch (Sat & Sun) 11 AM -4 PM; Friday Late Nite Pizza until 1 AM.
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